Women are in need of mentors in order to gain the proper skills, learn how to build a wide network, access to role models, acceptance and affirmation, and ultimate career success. For younger women, mentors can play a pivotal role in which career path we choose and our potential success in those chosen fields. Studies … Read More »
Ann Eastham, Career Coach
When you’re a job seeker, the biggest frustration is by far the process of applying for jobs online and never knowing if your application is even reviewed. It can feel like your resume is just in outer space. You’re not alone in feeling this way; so many people do. You may wonder … Read More »
Jack Quigley was an ordinary man. A lovely ordinary man. Sometimes we forget that the word ”extraordinary” is primarily composed of the word “ordinary”.
Before I left for my surgery in Liverpool in 2002 we had one final night together in my local pub in the town where I live. Jack Quigley said something “extraordinary” to … Read More »
I have often been accused of not listening very well. I know that sometimes I just become preoccupied and so I fake it, hoping that the other person won’t really notice that I am not totally present in the moment.
Most of the time what gets in the way of being an effective listener is our … Read More »
The following is excerpted from their book, The Serving Leader. In this excerpt, Mike, who has been called to help his dying father’s leadership project, goes to visit a company whose leadership style has been an influential part of his father’s project. His guide, Ali, is his father’s colleague. The company he is visiting helps … Read More »
“Have you done the job?”, “Let me know the updates after every 15 minutes”, “Why don’t you skip your lunch and take up more work?”
Are you tired of listening to these irritating statements from your manager and thinking seriously to switch your job? If yes, then you are a sad victim of micromanagement.
Having an irritating … Read More »
Is your boss always staring at you, making those un-happy faces when passing by? If that really upsets you and you want to nail it right, just take a look at this piece of writing!
Following are some suggestions that can help you win your boss’s heart and can bridge a gap between you and your … Read More »
Perhaps you’ve been on one of these soul-sucking calls. There are lots of updates, most of which don’t require any action on your part. It would be politically incorrect to bail, but you and everyone else on the call would rather be getting real work done.
A direct report stops by, and, grateful for a distraction, … Read More »
Leaders face tough decisions every day. Great leaders make decisions every day. But how when there is scientific proof that the brain actually shuts down when faced with tough choices? These great men and women throw out assumptions that often get in the way of decisiveness.
Here are four incorrectly held beliefs to avoid:
“We don’t have … Read More »
The best motivator for excellence is fear. When you are fearful this is an indication that you are embarking on something new. The absence of fear is the absence of change.
Do not use fear as an excuse to remain stagnant in your career. Fear is so powerful that it holds most of us back. Have … Read More »